327-1 DISCRETIONARY PROJECT GRANTS FOR TRAINING REHABILITATION PERSONNEL (CFDA No. 84.129) I. PROGRAM PROFILE Legislation: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, P.L. 93-112, as amended, Title I, Part C, Section 304(a), (20 U.S.C. 774). (Expires September 30, 1986). Funding Since 1980: Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation 1980 $40,000,000 $28,500,000 1981 45,000,000 21,675,000 1982 25,500,000 19,200,000 1983 25,500,000 19,200,000 1984 22,000,000 22,000,000 Purpose: To support projects to increase the numbers and improve the skills of personnel trained in providing vocational rehabilitation ser- vices to handicapped people. II. RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417(a) A. Goals and Objectives o To improve the skill level and increase the numbers of rehabilitation personnel trained in manpower shortage areas. o To support the training of rehabilitation workers in job development and placement skills. o To improve, through training and communication of standards, the management of rehabilitation programs. B. Progress and Accomplishments o Focused State agency efforts on training rehabilitation workers in areas of manpower shortage. o Facilitated the emergence of new rehabilitation professionals who trained the handicapped to live independently, to develop job skills* and to seek employment. under the Act.